Oy Vey Uyghur!

China,Foreign Policy,Islam,Left-Liberalism And Progressivisim,Palestinian Authority,Russia,Terrorism


“Oy vey, or just oy,” writes Wikipedia, is a [Yiddish] exclamation of dismay or exasperation meaning ‘woe.” Woe indeed. The Uyghurs, as far as I know, are to China as the Chechens are to Russia: fractious Muslims, with mayhem on their minds, a state-of-being also described as a quest for “self-determinism,” when used by left-liberals vis-à-vis the acting-out Palestinians, Uyghurs and Chechens do.

Yet, for the life of me, I cannot locate on Wikipedia a reference to the Muslim faith of the estimable Uyghurs, now rioting in China’s Xinjiang region.

Wikipedia does note, without elaborating, that China sympathized with the US after 9/11, but leaves hanging the reaction of the Uyghurs. Did they dance in the streets as their Palestinian coreligionists did?

Ever consistent (NOT), expect neocons to weigh-in on the side of Uyghur independence (forgetting that they just bemoaned the release from Gitmo of a couple of Uyghurs), as liberals like Obama, on a Disney-like tour to Russia, imperiously counter with calls for Georgian and Chechen independence. Idiots all.

6 thoughts on “Oy Vey Uyghur!

  1. Virgil

    Of course the mainstream media is quick to rush to the defense of the Uyghur Muslim rioters. In reality this is just another manifestation of what the late Samuel Huntington aptly described as “Islam’s bloody borders.” China’s situation is not all that different then what is happening in Kashmir, the Caucasus region of Russia, Sudan, Kosovo, Thailand, the southern Philippines, Israel\”Palestine,” Indonesia, Cyprus, and Nigeria.

  2. Myron Pauli

    Try this:


    I think the current organization leaders are Joe “Yussef” Lieberman, William “Mohammed” Kristol, and Richard “Abdul” Cheney. When does East Turkestan join Kosovo and Chehnya in NATO?

    P.S. Perhaps one can we trade Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney for Cpl. Shalit?


    [Link doesn’t work.]

  3. Nebojsa

    I’m convinced that the present state of cognitive dissonance in the U.S. political class stems from the problem of believing that militant Islam is at the same time a threat to the continued existence of the U.S., and a powerful weapon to be used against Europe, Russia, China or India to keep them in check.

  4. Robert Glisson

    Sorry, I don’t get NEBOJSA’s comment. Would he please explain his comments in more detail. I get lost around abstracts.

  5. Barbara Grant

    I haven’t found a reference to the Uyghurs as being Muslim, either, but I recall Ilana, that about a year ago you surmised that the (hideous) Canadian bus killer “looked like” a Muslim from Western China. Uyghur, perhaps? I’m not sure. That fellow has since been found “not criminally responsible” for the murder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Tim_McLean

    Might our neocon “friends” clear up this issue for us, before embarking on “Kumbiyas” with the Uyghurs?

    [Good thinking. I wonder if that cannibalizer of a young “infidel” was Uyghur.]

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